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When a Trauma is not a Trauma: CBT Formulation & Intervention for working with victims of grooming and sexual exploitation

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There are an estimated 40.3 million victims of human trafficking according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

In this presentation, a Cognitive Behavioural Formulation identifying where in the grooming cycle the client is will be addressed alongside examining treatment options and appropriate CBT based intervention for core beliefs where the client may not perceive themselves to have experienced a trauma. In addition, the use of non-content trauma focused CBT vs non-content EMDR will also be explored for examples where clients are unable to disclose due to fears of repercussions from traffickers and abusers.

Learning Points:

• Attendees will learn the different formats of sexual grooming and exploitation, how young people are made vulnerable to grooming and the purposes of grooming (to limit or prevent disclosure) in addition to learning how we need to modify our interventions in accordance with where in the grooming cycle the client is at, at the point at which the cycle is broken.

• Attendees will explore CBT based formulation with respect of the above, using anonymised case examples and vignettes

• Attendees will explore CBT interventions to address issues relating to grooming and sexual exploration (such as CBT non-content trauma focused therapy)

• A brief overview into EMDR vs CBT in the treatment of core belief and trauma will be given

Location Chester
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 30 Jan 2020
Start time 6:30pm
Venue Address Chester Rugby Club, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester, CH3 7DB
Amount £10
Organiser BABCP
Speaker Susan Darker-Smith
CPD hours 2
Contact No. 0330 320 0851
Keywords Cognitive Behavioraltherapy (CBT), Counselling, Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Trauma
Regions North West